Management (MG)

MG 0101 Introduction to Management3 Credits

Prerequisite: Sophomore standing.

This course integrates, through theory and its application, the various topics, concepts, and modalities that make up the Management discipline. Its purpose is twofold: 1) to provide all business students with a strong grounding in how individuals and organizations function to support the strategic goals of business, and 2) to provide a foundation for further study by management majors and minors. The course introduces students to team/group work; the relationship of business to local, national, and global communities; the ethical implications of business decisions and models; organizational behavior; human resource management; leadership and organizational culture.

MG 0235 Managing Human Resources3 Credits

Prerequisite: Junior standing.

This course introduces students to how effective management of people can contribute to firm performance and competitive advantage. The course explores human resource management activities: human resource planning, recruiting, selection, training, performance appraisal, compensation, and labor relations. Through extensive use of cases, simulations, and exercises, students actively learn to implement various human resource management strategies to better serve organizational and employee interests.

MG 0240 Leading and Managing People3 Credits

Prerequisite: Junior standing.

This course prepares students for the task of leading and managing people. The purpose of the course is to address advanced organizational behavior topics as well as to illuminate the research and practice associated with effective leadership. The first segment of the course reviews the leadership literature, including trait theory, aspects of leadership style, leader emergence, contingency theories, and charismatic/transformational leadership practices. The second segment involves skill practice in managing people in the areas of communication, conflict resolution, empowerment, delegation, influence, teamwork, problem solving, and diversity issues. The third and final segment explores strategic leadership from the CEO perspective, and addresses how leaders create change and transform organizations.

MG 0300 Business Strategies in the Global Environment3 Credits

Prerequisites: Matriculation in a business program, senior standing, completion of business core.

This capstone course, required for senior level students in the School of Business, integrates the business core through the concept of strategic management. It offers an opportunity for students to put together all they have learned in their discipline and to see the "big picture" of how business organizations function. The primary goal is to prepare students to think like top managers and to understand that strategic decision-making encompasses all parts of the organization, internal and external, bringing together all disciplines of management. The course includes lectures, readings, cases, and a capstone group project.

MG 0302 Topics in Human Resources3 Credits

Prerequisite: Junior standing.

This course examines topics in human resource management as they relate to contemporary organizations. The course gives students an in-depth understanding of current issues or topics in the area of human resources, giving special attention to the strategic aspect of human resource management: how human resources can create value for the organization. Topics may include strategic human resource management; human resource systems; human resource planning; quality of work life; flexible work; diversity; affirmative action; legal aspects of employment; and work-family issues.

MG 0303 Topics in Management (Shell)3 Credits

Attributes: HSTE Health Studies: Traditions, Delivery, and Ethics, MGEL Management: General Elective

Prerequisite: Junior standing.

This course gives students an in-depth understanding of current issues and topics in management. The focus is on the application and analysis of managerial principles in contemporary problem solving. The faculty member teaching this course constructs course content around current developments in his or her research area. Topics may include decision-making in a chaotic environment; change management; organizational structure and design; health care; social justice; the political and social context of organizations; the consequences of the free market logic; leadership; the environment; diversity and gender; e-business; and managing virtual teams and organizations.

MG 0303C Topics in Management: Sports Media Platforms and Strategies3 Credits

Attributes: MGEL Management: General Elective

This course is a thorough examination of the most prominent sports media consumption platforms, covering how each has evolved over the last 100 years and how they all co-exist today. Guest speakers from leading sports media organizations and visits to network centers offer real-world insights and detailed understandings of the sports media landscape. Analyze how various businesses employ these platforms to engage fans and positively affect their bottom line.

MG 0303D Topics in Management: Healthcare Management3 Credits

Attributes: HSTE Health Studies: Traditions, Delivery, and Ethics, MGEL Management: General Elective, MGHR Management: HR Elective

This course will center on how the current disruption from volume to value is driving the business of healthcare organizations to measure quality and cost variation for every patient they serve. This management course will examine how this uncertain path to value based care delivery requires both new partnerships and a new integrated language to guide clinical, financial, and operational leaders on how to provide and measure better quality of care at a lower cost.

MG 0303E Special Topics: Entrepreneurship Consulting3 Credits

Attributes: MGEL Management: General Elective, MGEN Management: Entrepreneurship Elective

Prerequisite: Junior standing.

The Business Model Canvas/Strategyzer methodology will be utilized to build business plans for local entrepreneurial startups.

MG 0303F Special Topics: Building High Performance Teams3 Credits

Attributes: MGEL Management: General Elective

Prerequisite: Junior standing.

The theory and experiential frameworks for effective team building and leadership in the business environment.

MG 0320 Diversity in the Workplace3 Credits

Attributes: UDIV U.S. Diversity

Prerequisite: Junior standing.

This course allows questions to be framed, and answers sought, with regard to the challenge of diversity in the work environment. The course uses readings, exercises, and real-world projects to formulate the following: a definition of diversity; an awareness of its impact on businesses and their managers; the identification of the challenges that diversity presents and the opportunities it allows for even more productive workplace interactions; and the necessary skills, attitudes, and patterns of critical thinking needed for effective leadership in this important area. The course presents issues in the specific real-life context of ethnic, racial, gender, and class groups.

MG 0330 Career Planning3 Credits

Prerequisites: MG 0235 or MG 0240; Junior standing.

This course prepares students for the job search while exploring theoretical issues in career development over the life span. Theories of career development covered include: life stage and career stage models, aspects of politics that shape careers, issues of derailment, technical career paths, gender issues in careers, mentoring, and new career models, such as the boundaryless career, the protean career, and the kaleidoscope career. Students undertake a resume revision process, develop a sample cover letter, participate in workshops on Internet job searching techniques, and practice mock interviews. An in-class session with members of the Career Planning Center is included. Students may also receive credit for a job shadowing assignment, attendance at Career Fairs, and other career-related activities. Open to management majors and minors only.

MG 0335 Entrepreneurship: Ideation and Validation3 Credits

Prerequisite: Junior standing.

This course is a practical introduction to the problems, practices, and opportunities that exist for early stage startups which are examined from conception of the opportunity through customer discovery and customer validation utilizing an experiential learning approach. Participants will explore business model possibilities for a venture of their own devising. Emphasis will be placed on clear statement of hypotheses, effective testing of the problem the venture aims to address, and appropriate testing of the product/service developed to address the problem in order to develop suitable product-market fit. Student teams will assess and iterate upon business model elements including value propositions, customer segments and customer relationships, in addition to channels that may be used to interact with or deliver products/services to customers. Although the course will not cover the launch of a scalable business, student teams will undertake real-world investigation and testing to discover customer wants and needs and to validate their conception of the problems and product/service solutions that their ventures would use to address those problems. Students will also gain experience with crafting business pitches and delivering those pitches via regular in-class presentations as they hone their ventures’ business models.

MG 0336 Social Entrepreneurship3 Credits

Attributes: MGEL Management: General Elective, MGEN Management: Entrepreneurship Elective

Prerequisite: Junior standing.

This course examines the tremendous opportunities that exist for creating value in the social sector. Using entrepreneurial frameworks and business metrics, social entrepreneurs are effecting change in domains that markets have failed to address. The objective of this course is to sensitize students to ways that firms can influence societal outcomes while continuing to be revenue generating, self-sustaining enterprises. The primary learning strategy will be through case presentations and discussions of current social entrepreneurs and their organizations. During the term, students will develop a business plan to support a viable social enterprise.

MG 0337 Entrepreneurship: Product Development and Commercialization3 Credits

Prerequisite: Junior standing.

Building upon the Business Model Canvas of Osterwalder and Pigneur and the Lean Launchpad framework of Blank, Engel, and Dorf, this course provides students the skill sets necessary to progress from basic entrepreneurial ideation and validation to formalized product development with the concomitant required business models. Mechanisms are developed for identifying markets, assessing competition in those markets, and the associated market entry strategies. Included is the identification of key resources: financial, human, and intellectual capital; as well as the associated acquisition strategies. Key partnerships are identified in the categories of strategic alliances, "coopetition," joint new business development efforts, and key supplier relationships. Associated with this is the investigation of the choice between physical and web/mobile channels in getting products from company to customers, and the associated strategies of customer retention and growth. Revenue and pricing models, both in the business-to-customer and business-to-business contexts are discussed in detail.

MG 0338 Managing a Family Business3 Credits

Prerequisite: Junior standing.

This course provides a foundation for understanding family businesses, which represent over 80% of the world's free economies. The dynamics of first generation start-ups or multi-generational family businesses are often unique, yet tenuous to manage. Regardless of whether you are a member of the managing family or assuming a position within the firm, comprehension of the idiosyncrasies of successfully managing their complex operations is imperative. Through class discussions, case studies, articles, role plays and your research project based on auditing a locally-based family enterprise, this course will enable you to analyze and consider participating in a family business. Guest lectures from local family businesses will provide real-world application of the theories and concepts discussed in class.

MG 0350 International Law3 Credits

Attributes: HASM Humanitarian Action Minor Skills/Method Course, WDIV World Diversity

Prerequisite: Junior standing.

This course is a study of international laws, legal institutions, and the societal and cultural institutions that impact and regulate business activity throughout the world. The student is introduced to the risks of international business and how those risks differ from doing business domestically; the function and importance of public international law; the international commercial transaction and its potential problems; and the basic structure and principles of international trade law and negotiations for trade. Also discussed are the legal and ethical problems facing multinationals operating in a number of countries, including licensing and protection of international property rights, and a comparative analysis of host country employment laws. Special emphasis is placed on the developing countries and emerging markets, such as China, Russia, India, Africa, Latin America, the Middle East, and the Caribbean, with a comparative legal and cross-cultural perspective.

MG 0355 High Performance Learning Teams3 Credits

Prerequisite: Junior standing.

This course is informed by the assumption that solving complicated business problems is an innately collaborative, interdisciplinary endeavor where expert knowing invariably demands doing, with others. Accordingly, the course provides students with a laboratory experience, putting select core management themes such as leadership, decision-making, teamwork, and hands-on problem-solving literally to work unraveling a succession of increasingly complex and interconnected organizational and experiential problems. As the course unfolds, students will learn to self-monitor and self-correct; gain direct experience in peer-to-peer project planning and management, experience real-time thinking through analysis and design; work collectively; and, not least, learn from reversals.

MG 0360 Negotiations and Dispute Resolution3 Credits

Attributes: EVAP Environmental Studies: Applied Professional Skills

Prerequisite: Junior standing.

This course builds skills in negotiating and managing disputes and explores various theories concerning negotiation styles, strategy and tactics, alternative dispute resolution, and the major legal and ethical issues in the field. The course strengthens negotiation skills, introduces the many formal and informal processes available for dispute resolution, and develops managers' ability to resolve and prevent disputes. The heart of the course is a series of experiential exercises that create opportunities to practice and develop the principles learned in the course.

MG 0365 Ethics and Technology in Business3 Credits

Prerequisite: Junior standing.

This course examines the ways computer technologies may pose new kinds of ethical issues that call for fresh approaches to thinking ethically about business. The purpose of the course is to help students prepare to deal effectively with ethical issues of a technology they are likely to face in their careers.

MG 0370 Managing Non-Profit Organizations3 Credits

Attributes: HASM Humanitarian Action Minor Skills/Method Course, MGHR Management: HR Elective

Prerequisite: Junior standing.

This course provides students with an understanding of the nonprofit sector and exposure to fundamentals in managing nonprofit organizations. It explores a broad range of topics including: the role of nonprofits in society, executive leadership and governance relationships in nonprofit organizations, the legal framework of nonprofits, human resource management of staff and volunteers, marketing and public relations, fundraising, budgeting and financial management, and strategic planning in the nonprofit sector. Special emphasis will be placed on leadership and the unique challenges that nonprofit leaders face in local, national, and global environments.

MG 0375 Sports Management3 Credits

Prerequisite: Junior standing.

This course examines effective and efficient management within the culture of sports organizations. It distinguishes the management requirements in sports organizations. Current issues in the various sports industries are analyzed and the actions of the industries' management are reviewed and critiqued. Different types of organizational structures are studied and their method for motivating, managing, and evaluating the performance of employees, individually and in teams, is discussed. This course also identifies effective management styles and places emphasis on the importance of sound communication skills and goal setting. The fundamental purpose of this class is to provide students with an understanding of how to apply the principles of business and/or the elements of organization to sport. Over the semester, students will have the opportunity to explore basic theories of management, human resource management, politics, finance, marketing, resource acquisition (fundraising and corporate support), sports law, broadcast properties, media and publicity, future trends in facilities as well as philosophical, sociological, and culture considerations of sport.

MG 0380 Performance, Compensation, and Reward3 Credits

Prerequisite: Junior standing.

This course covers theories and practices for effective compensation management. Topics include strategic perspectives of compensation systems, determining pay structure, job analysis, and job evaluation, design and administration, external pay competitiveness, designing pay levels, employee contributions and individual pay, subjective performance evaluation and merit pay, alternative reward systems, employee benefits, government's role and compliance, pay discrimination, budgets and pay administration, and union role in wages and salary administration.

MG 0385 Managing People for Global Business3 Credits

Attributes: WDIV World Diversity

Prerequisite: Senior standing.

This course recognizes the complexities of managing human resources in the global business arena. Modern-day business is characterized by the relentless pace of globalization, through formation of international collaborations, mergers, joint ventures, and the opening up of new markets such as China, India, and Eastern Europe. There has been a dramatic increase in virtual work teams across several countries, globally outsourced work, and cultural diversity in the workplace as more people move across national borders to work. As a result, human resource management practices like recruitment, training, compensation, performance management, and employee relations are more complex. Additionally legal and regulatory requirements of foreign countries, cultural differences, expatriate management, and workforce mobility become important considerations. This course analyzes these complexities along with in-depth study of the people-related issues in different countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and Eastern Europe.

MG 0390 Cross-Cultural Management3 Credits

Attributes: WDIV World Diversity

Prerequisite: Senior standing.

Globalization, the internationalization of markets and corporations, has changed the way modern corporations do business. This course examines major themes and issues in the area of cross-cultural management. It focuses on three perspectives: the values, attitudes, and behaviors that are common to a cluster of countries, specific to one country, or specific to a major cultural subgroup or subgroups within one country. It explores what happens when cultures clash, and the need to understand different approaches to doing business in a diverse world.

MG 0391 Internship3 Credits

Prerequisite: Junior standing.

Students may take two semesters of internship, approved by the department. Students must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher. Enrollment by permission only.

MG 0392 Internship3 Credits

Prerequisite: Junior standing.

Students may take two semesters of internship, approved by the department. Students must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher. Enrollment by permission only.

MG 0393 Internship1 Credit

Prerequisite: Junior standing.

Students may take two semesters of internship, approved by the department. Students must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher. Enrollment by permission only.

MG 0394 Internship1 Credit

Prerequisite: Junior standing.

Students may take two semesters of internship, approved by the department. Students must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher. Enrollment by permission only.

MG 0397 Seminar in Management3 or 6 Credits

Attributes: MGEL Management: General Elective

This special program involving independent study and research under faculty guidance is also intended for students accepted in an approved internship. Open only to seniors majoring in management and approved by the department chair. Students must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher.

MG 0398 Seminar in Management3 or 6 Credits

This special program involving independent study and research under faculty guidance is also intended for students accepted in an approved internship. Open only to seniors majoring in management and approved by the department chair. Students must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher.

MG 0400 Organizational Behavior3 Credits

This course examines micro-level organizational behavior theories as applied to organizational settings. Topics include motivation, leadership, job design, interpersonal relations, group dynamics, communication processes, organizational politics, career development, and strategies for change at the individual and group levels. The course uses an experiential format to provide students with a simulated practical understanding of these processes in their respective organizations.

MG 0500 Leadership3 Credits

Prerequisite: MG 0400.

This course focuses intensively on the art and science of leadership in organizations by examining the critical links between leader skills, strategy, and organizational change utilizing a human resources approach. The course strives to assist students from every concentration, including finance, marketing, information systems, accounting, and international business, to become leaders who can motivate and mobilize their people to focus on strategic goals. The material covered in this course will include traditional, contemporary, and strategic theories of leadership. Students will assess their leadership skills, and engage in a series of assignments designed to improve and establish confidence in their own abilities to lead.

MG 0503 Legal and Ethical Environment of Business3 Credits

This course helps students be more responsible and effective managers of the gray areas of business con­duct that call for normative judgment and action. The course is designed to develop skills in logical reasoning, argument, and the incorporation of legal, social, and ethical considerations into decision-making. The course teaches the importance of legal and ethical business issues and enables students to make a difference in their organizations by engaging in reasoned consideration of the normative aspects of the firm. Using the case method, the course provides an over­view of current topics, including the legal process, corporate governance, employee rights and responsibilities, intellectual property and technology, and the social responsibility of business to its various stakeholders.

MG 0504 Managing People for Competitive Advantage3 Credits

This course focuses on effectively managing people in organizations by emphasizing the critical links between strategy, leadership, organizational change, and human resource management. Topics include the strategic importance of people, leading organizational change, corporate social responsibility, implementing successful mergers and acquisitions, and fundamentals of human resource practices. Discussions interweave management theory with real-world practice. Class sessions are a combination of case discussions, experiential exercises, and lectures.

MG 0505 Human Resource Strategies: An Analytics Approach3 Credits

Human Resource Strategy is the linkage between human resource management (HRM) and firm strategy, contributing to competitive advantage of the firm. Human capital, which is knowledge, skills and abilities (KSA) of people, is one of the strategic assets of the firm. HRM entails recruitment and selection, training and development, total compensation and rewards, performance management, employee relations (such as diversity management, work life balance, legal and ethical compliance, safety issues) and other people related practices. In this course students will analyze how these practices can be aligned with the strategy of the firm and lead to greater firm performance. The students will take an analytics approach to generate for effectively managing employees so that business goals can be reached quickly and efficiently. the challenge of human resources analytics is to identify what data should be captured and how to use the data to model and predict capabilities so the organization gets an optimal return on investment (ROI) on its human capital.

MG 0506 Organizational Culture3 Credits

This course starts from the premise that organizations are more than the sum of their parts and best understood as complex, evolving cultures. Indeed, organizations prosper or stumble on the meanings they produce. An organization's structure, control mechanisms, leadership, and identity are not, therefore, to be treated as brute facts of nature but as accomplishments of culture-bound human imaginations. Predicted on this 'constructivist' perspective, this course employs pressing questions about the efficacy of market-based culture (e.g., resource depletion) to improve students' skills in reconsidering corporate business purpose and social and environmental obligation.

MG 0507 Negotiations and Dispute Resolution3 Credits

Prerequisite: MG 0500.

This course uses the theories of negotiation and alter­native dispute resolution, along with extensive expe­riential exercises, to build individual negotiation skills and to help students manage disputes from a business perspective. The course emphasizes ways of manag­ing both internal and external disputes.

MG 0508 Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation: The Entrepreneurial Firm3 Credits

This course begins by presenting cutting-edge concepts and applications so that students understand the dynamics of innovation, the construction of a well-crafted innovation strategy, and the development of well-designed processes for implementing the innovation strategy. It then focuses on the building of an entrepreneurial organization as a critical core competency in the innovation process. Concurrent with this, it focuses on the development and support of the internal entrepreneur or Intrapreneur as part of the process of developing organizational core competencies that build competitive comparative advantages that, in turn, allow the firm to strategically and tactically compete in the global marketplace. Topics explored include technology brokering, lead users, disruptive technologies and the use of chaos and complexity theory in the strategic planning process.

MG 0510 Management Communication, Influence, and Power3 Credits

Prerequisite: MG 0500.

This course examines the critical factors involved in communication, influence, and power in organizations. It emphasizes that a business strategy, decision, or idea is effective only if it is communicated in a way that persuades an audience. The course is intended for managers who seek to become more effective com­municators, whether it is with one person, a group, or a large audience. Fundamentals of persuasion and influence tactics provide the context for considering such topics as critical listening skills, assessing one's emotional intelligence, analyzing communication net­works, gender differences in communication, and strat­egies for communicating during conflict. The course addresses how to formulate communication objectives and strategy; assess levels of credibility; power, audi­ence diversity, and corporate culture; analyze message structure; and choose appropriate communication media. This is an involved, hands-on class. In-class exercises, oral and written presentations, and case discussions provide vivid illustrations of the concepts.

MG 0512 The Law of Commercial Transactions: Advanced Studies in the Uniform Commerical Code3 Credits

This course offers an in-depth analysis of laws and legal principles relevant to commercial transactions. Several articles of the Uniform Commercial Code will be studied, including: Articles 2 and 2A (Sales, Warranties and Leases of Goods); Articles 3 and 3A (Negotiable Instruments - i.e., checks, drafts, promissory notes); Articles 4 and 4A (Bank Collections and Deposits); Article 5 (Letters of Credit); Article 7 (Warehouse Receipts) and Article 9 (Secured Transactions). Federal bankruptcy law (with particular attention to Chapters 7 and 11) will also be considered.

MG 0520 Diversity in the Workplace3 Credits

Prerequisite: MG 0500.

Students explore the value of diversity in organiza­tions. They develop an increased understanding of the ways in which differences in the workplace can enhance both personal development and organization­al effectiveness. To accomplish this, students explore why diversity has become a central strategic issue, their own diversity framework, the relationship between diversity and management effectiveness, and strate­gies for valuing diversity. The class addresses specific dimensions of diversity and the knowledge and skills students must develop to work effectively with people who are different.

MG 0525 Performance Management3 Credits

This course builds on the foundational evaluations and reward concepts covered in "Managing People for Competitive Advantage." Students explore in some depth the employee performance management, compensation, and reward systems in organizations. Topics may include 360 degree feedback programs, ESOPs, profit sharing, gain sharing, and the strategic use of employee benefits. The course focuses on how employee performance management, compensation, and reward systems can lead to a competitive advantage for firms.

MG 0530 Entrepreneurship3 Credits

This course covers entrepreneurship and small business management. The course focuses on the development of entrepreneurial start-up ventures from the point of view of the founding entrepreneur. The course explores characteristics and skills of successful entrepreneurs, the stages of growth of entrepreneurial businesses, the crises in start-up ventures, and issues confronting family and small business management. Students may create their own start-up business plan in conjunction with faculty as the primary course requirement.

MG 0531 Social Entrepreneurship3 Credits

This course is about understanding how entrepreneurial skills can be used to craft innovative responses to pressing social needs. These skills are opportunity recognition, assembling resources, launching a venture, scaling it and finally ensuring its sustainability. There will be an emphasis, throughout the course, on how exemplar for-profit enterprises have been able to successfully contribute to widespread economic well-being and social development while enjoying significant profitability. Students will appreciate that the pursuit of profit and poverty alleviation need not be mutually exclusive domains and the institutional requirements that are needed to ensure this outcome.

MG 0535 International Human Resources Management3 Credits

Prerequisite: MG 0500.

This course delves into the complexities of managing human resources in the global business arena. Business today is characterized by the relentless pace of globalization through the formation of international collaborations, mergers, joint ventures, and the opening of new markets. A major challenge posed by this landscape is the need to understand the similarities and differences in people management practices across cultures and countries. As firms enter global markets, hire foreign employees, or outsource work to foreign countries, human resources management practices such as recruitment, training, compensation, performance management, and employee relations become more complex. Legal and regulatory requirements of foreign countries, cultural differences, expatriate management, and workforce mobility become important considerations for global businesses. This course explores these complexities and analyzes in-depth the people-related issues in different countries.

MG 0540 Cross-Cultural Management3 Credits

This course develops a framework for distinguishing the various stages of cooperative relationships across national cultures, which have distinct characteristics and call for different modes of behavior. The stages of this framework include: identifying a cross-cultural win-win strategy; translating the strategy into viable action plans; executing the strategy and making cross-cultural collaboration happen; and assuring that emerging synergistic organizations become self-initiating entities. The course identifies and discusses in detail the necessary managerial skills for the support of each of these stages.

MG 0545 Law and Human Resources Management3 Credits

Prerequisite: MG 0503.

This course examines law and public policy issues relating to employee rights and obligations, including employment discrimination, OSHA, pension and benefit issues, minimum wage, and workers' compensation. The course provides a basic overview of the law and its relevance to human resource strategy and operations.

MG 0550 International Business Law and Regulation3 Credits

Prerequisite: MG 0503.

This course examines public and private international law and regulation, emphasizing issues relevant to doing business internationally.

MG 0555 Labor Relations3 Credits

Prerequisite: MG 0505.

The dual aim of this course is to acquaint students with the dynamics of the labor-management relationship and to make them better negotiators and managers of workplace conflict. Toward these ends, this course examines the processes of bargaining and dispute resolution, primarily in the context of the unionized environment. Case studies, law cases, and experiential exercises are used to explore issues such as negotiations strategy, mediation, and arbitration. Successful models of cooperative relations between management and labor are also covered.

MG 0560 Career Planning and Development3 Credits

Prerequisite: MG 0500.

This course provides students an opportunity to explore career planning and development issues from two perspectives, as a job-seeking candidate and as an employer engaged in the hiring and development process of employees. The course will provide theoretical background on a number of career development topics, including: career development over the life span, career transitions, work-family balance, and post-retirement issues. Cases on individuals negotiating career issues such as new roles associated with promotion, managing technical or entrepreneurial careers, aspects of derailment and family issues will be presented. The second part of the course will be devoted to experiential activities that are designed to enhance one's career planning skills. Students take a self-assessment survey and participate in workshops on resume creation, mock interviewing, and social media applications associated with the job search.

MG 0580 Contemporary Topics in Management and Human Resources1-3 Credits

This course examines recent practitioner and academic literature in various areas of management. Topics vary each semester. Guest speakers may be invited as appropriate.

MG 0584 Global Competitive Strategy3 Credits

This course considers the formulation of effective policy and accompanying strategy actions, and the management of such policies and actions. It examines the role of the general manager in this process and presents the diversified issues and problems the management of a business firm may be required to consider and solve in strategic planning. This course also examines the problems and tasks of strategy implementation and the general manager's function of achieving expected objectives and establishing new ones to assure the continuity of the business organization. Students are required to prepare a business plan as part of this course.

MG 0595 Contemporary Topics in Human Resources Management3 Credits

This course examines recent academic literature in various areas of Human Resources Management. Topics vary each semester to fit the interests of the seminar participants. Guest speakers may be invited as appropriate.